From MSc Projects within P&A track Advanced Matter and Energy Physics (AMEP)
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Current projects in Soft Matter

Physics of 3D Printing in zero-gravity (collaboration with DLR)
Send a 3D printer to zero-gravity and study its physics for the first time.
Supervisor: Mazi Jalaal, E: m.jalaal@uva.nl More info: Here
Physics of Light Production in Living Organisms
Help us understand how single-cell organism generate light!
Supervisor: Mazi Jalaal, E: m.jalaal@uva.nl More info: Here
Physics, Genetics, and life of living organisms in complex fluids (collaboration with Utrecht University)
Discover how complex environments change the behavior and genetics of living organisms.
Supervisor: Mazi Jalaal, E: m.jalaal@uva.nl More info: Here
Physics of Ocean Cleanup
Develop new techniques to track plastic particles in the ocean.
Supervisor: Mazi Jalaal, E: m.jalaal@uva.nl More info: Here
Physics of Algal Bloom and how to avoid it (collaboration with IBED)
Use physics to clean Amsterdam’s freshwater system.
Supervisor: Mazi Jalaal, E: m.jalaal@uva.nl More info: Here
Revealing molecular dynamics by direct-space observation of colloidal analogues
Watching how molecules assemble in real-space and time.
Supervisor: Peter Schall, E: p.schall@uva.nl
Assembling quantum-dot films for future solar cells
Assembling semiconductor nanocrystals for efficient next-generation photovoltaics.
Supervisor: Peter Schall, E: p.schall@uva.nl
Active colloidal architectures: the secrets of living matter
By investigating the interplay of activity and structure, we unravel some of the basic nonequilibrium mechanisms that also govern biological materials.
Supervisor: Peter Schall, E: p.schall@uva.nl
Machine Learning Metamaterials
Using Machine Learning to discover new design principles for mechanical metamaterials
Supervisor: Corentin Coulais, E: coulais@uva.nl, T: 020 525 7224, youtube, twitter)
Robotic Mechanical Metamaterials
Creating unprecedented material properties using robotic building blocks
Supervisor: Corentin Coulais, E: coulais@uva.nl, T: 020 525 7224, youtube, twitter)
Metamaterials for Extreme Damping
Creating a novel generation of vibration and shock dampers
Supervisor: Corentin Coulais, E: coulais@uva.nl, T: 020 525 7224, youtube, twitter)
The effects of anticaking agents on NaCl
Collaborative project with AkzoNobel
Supervisors: Noushine Shahidzadeh, Daniel Bonn, Bart Zwijnenburg (AkzoNobel RD&I Manager Salt)
Frost Damage in asphalt
Collaborative project with AkzoNobel
Supervisors: Noushine Shahidzadeh, Daniel Bonn, Bart Zwijnenburg (AkzoNobel RD&I Manager Salt)
Water at Negative Pressure
No Pressure
Supervisors: Sander Woutersen (Van 't Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences), Daniel Bonn
One Substance, Two Liquid States?
Two for one
Supervisors: Sander Woutersen (Van 't Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences), Daniel Bonn
Coronavirus dispersion by aerosols
Short or long project
Supervisor: Daniel Bonn
The splashing sound of molten steel
Using the sound emission from a blast furnace to determine when to stop tapping the molten steel
Supervisor: Rudolf Sprik
Eddy current testing of carbon fiber reinforced plastic composites
Innovative non-destructive testing of carbon fiber composites with eddy currents
Supervisor: Rudolf Sprik
Socio physics: Noise driven decisions in social networks
Using a generalized Ising model to understand the role of noise in decision making in social networks
Supervisor: Rudolf Sprik, in collaboration with Jeroen Bruggeman (FGW), Rick Quax (IvI)
Sonar transducers for broadband underwater communication
Design and testing of broadband sonar transducers for efficient underwater communication
Supervisor: Rudolf Sprik
Quantum and classical transport on finite networks
Quantum and classical diffusion on finite graphs
Supervisor: Rudolf Sprik
Textile as metamaterial
Textile metamaterial made by embroidering stretchable fabrics
Supervisor: Rudolf Sprik
Looking at paintings with a gentle touch
Investigate aging processes and damages of artistic paintings via micro-optomechanical indentation devices
Supervisor: Davide Iannuzzi